Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDP) is anticipated to report earnings of 34.50% per share for next year, according to analysts. Analysts are expecting an EPS change of 30.00% for the current year. Wall Street analysts polled by Thomson Reuters have a current recommendation of 2.10 on a consensus basis for the stock. The same analysts see shares reaching $26.03 within the next year on a consensus basis.Investors may have to periodically remind themselves that they don’t have to be locked in to any given trade. Sometimes, even the best researched trade may go sour. Doubling down on losses can be a dangerous game even for the experienced investor. Investors may hold out exiting a certain trade with the hope that eventually the stock will bounce back and they can at least break even. Of course this may occasionally be the case, but there is also the chance that a stock may continue to spiral downward. Investors who are able to control their emotions and logically manage their positions may give themselves a slight advantage when tough decisions need to be made. Nobody can say for sure which way the market momentum will swing on any given day, but being prepared for those swings can help the trader or investor make the best possible decisions at any given moment.

RECENT PERFORMANCE

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDP)’s stock was 13.43%.  Over the last week of the month, it was 1.02%, 25.19% over the last quarter, and  15.49% for the past six months.

Over the past 50 days, Hortonworks, Inc. stock’s -13.01% off of the high and 35.45% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here.  -13.01% (High), 47.16%, (Low). 

FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS

Earnings Per Share (EPS) is the earnings made by a company divided by their number of shares.  EPS enables the earnings of a company to easily be compared to their competitors. The higher the number, the more profit per dollar is being made on investor capital.  Hortonworks, Inc.’s EPS for the trailing 12 months is -2.42.  Their EPS should be compared to other companies in the Technology sector.

Technical analysts have little regard for the value of a company. They use historic price data to observe stock price patterns to predict the direction of that price going forward.  Analysts use common formulas and ratios to accomplish this.

Hortonworks, Inc. (NASDAQ:HDP)’s RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 53.39.  RSI is a technical indicator of price momentum, comparing the size of recent gains to the size of recent losses and establishes oversold and overbought positions.

Inexperienced investors may have the tendency to purchase stocks that have recently been on a big run higher. This may be a result of not paying close attention to the fundamentals, or simply hoping that the stock will continue the move higher. Buying after a big move to the upside may mean that the investor is essentially paying too much for the stock at those levels. Sometimes a stock will take off and get too far ahead of its underlying value which may result in the price being overvalued. Keeping a close eye on the fundamentals may be a good way for the investor to know where the stock stands at any point in time.

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